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This week I would like you to use your imagination. You have just won the lottery and will leave your teaching post immediately to travel around the world. As you leave your keys you meet your replacement. You are asked to give this new teacher just ONE piece of advice. What would that be, and why? Enjoy your world expedition!

Blog Post - Week 7
This past week in my own teaching I felt a little disconnected which prompts my question to you, "What was the moment (or moments) when I felt most disconnected or disengaged as a teacher - the moment(s) I said to myself, I'm just going through the motions here?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 6
For the past couple of weeks you have experienced asynchronous online learning (doing modules by yourself). Previously this semester you have experienced synchronous online learning (all together in the Collaborate room). Which do you think is more effective and why do you think that? Which do you like better, and why?

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 5
This week we have what we call "open mic." You can write a post about anything related to your teaching that you would like responses from your classmates.

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 4
Here is this week's question: "What was the event that most took me surprise this week - and event that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 3
Please write a post about the following question, "In thinking about my past week teaching what is one thing I would do differently, and why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
Please write a post about the following question, " In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 1
Describe something you used in your program in the first weeks of school that you learned in the summer NTI program. How did it work? Did it get you off to a stronger start than last year?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

What I Have Learned About My Students

There are several things I have learned about my students during this year. First, I would like to highlight some of the progress that many of them have made since entering the Broadcast/Video Production program. In the beginning of the school year many of my students had no idea about gathering information about news or understanding how you research and deliver the news on a daily basis.

Many of them had no concept of how news information are obtained and processed for the general public. I recently administered a test where the students had to recall the information they obtained while in the program. I am happy to report that 80% of my students passed their exam while the other 20% showed some understanding or had some concept of news gathering. In addition to the test that was given two of my students were recognized for their work and was chosen to host the Atlanta Public Schools television show.

Overall I have learned that many of my students are eager to lean. Given the opportunity many of them would thrive and succeed in many areas. One area that needs to be addressed is the behavior of many of these students. I think the school system has to find a way to combat the behavior of students who continue to disrupt the learning environment. Many of these students have no sense of respect because of their economic and social backgrounds. This is one area that must be dealt with.

1 comment:

Upward Bound said...

My students have made considerable progress also. There were certain skills that I was expected to teach my class that completes two courses in one year during the first semester. I was unable to accomplish this task due to their immaturity and lack of seriousness in the beginning. Now that they seee the importance of healthcare and how it influences lives, they are moving right along. They see how information learned in the beginning is put into practice. What I find very rewarding is being able to apply material learned to concerns that directly affect my student population. Students tend to think they are infallible and have that "it won't happen to me" attitiude until they hear or read about it in their community.

You should be very proud of the accomplishments you have helped your students achieve. Isn't it amazing how the common sense informatation we have learned in NTI so easily helps our students succeed with leaps and bounds. Sadly though, use of such information is not so common by other instructors.

Lastly, I agree with your note on student behavior. Disruptions in the class room are unacceptable and affect the learning of all students, not just the ones who are being disuptive. It is amazing how much time I spend correcting and redirecting students.